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On Distributed Cognition

Nervous systems do not form representations of the world, they can only form representations of interactions with the world.[9] The emphasis on finding and describing “knowledge structures” that are somewhere “inside” the individual encourages us to overlook the fact that … Continue reading

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Notes: Ontology creation for cognitive computing

The creation of ontologies continues to slow down many cognitive computing projects. Here are some notes from a quick exploration. From Wikipedia: “Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence, or reality, as well as the basic … Continue reading

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Fragment: Symbolic vs Sub-symbolic AI

The symbolic-AI camp models knowledge as specific, explicitly-represented objective facts that get manipulated by formal, repeatable rules, and the sub-symbolic or connectionist camp is all about building systems that adapt, in hard-to-analyze ways, to perform actions and anticipate things in … Continue reading

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This stuff really works – Santa Barbara Innovators Program

Last week I visited entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs attending the Santa Barbara Innovators Program. I was inspired and energized by catching up with everyone and their progress. In this program we have a great cohort of five external startups, and three intrapreneur teams going … Continue reading

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Conway

Organizations which design systems … are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations —M. Conway   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_law  

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The art of pitching – collected references

Good recent blog on why to use a deck to pitch investors: http://abovethecrowd.com/2015/07/07/in-defense-of-the-deck/  

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On the dangers of “good” advice

“The aim of science is to seek the simplest explanation of complex facts. We are apt to fall into the error of thinking that the facts are simple because simplicity is the goal of our quest. The guiding motto in … Continue reading

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